RAYMOND WEIL MILLESIME SMALL SECONDS – GPHG 2023 CHALLENGE WATCH PRIZE WINNER
The highly anticipated awards ceremony for the 2023 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) took place on November 9, 2023 at the Théâtre du Léman in Geneva, where the winners of this prestigious competition were announced, including the highly coveted Aiguille d’Or, the event’s top prize.
The GPHG is often considered the “Oscars” of the watch industry, recognizing excellence and innovation in watch design and craftsmanship.
Raymond Weil CEO, Elie Bernheim thanked Academy Members and watch experts as well as the Grand Jury for selecting their watch and for rewarding them with such an incredible recognition. He said that this prize is welcomed as a source of fulfillment and great pride for them. He also added that as an independent family-owned Brand, obtaining the GPHG winning prize reinforces their deep-rooted connection to their heritage and unwavering dedication to Swiss watchmaking excellence.
ABOUT THE MILLESIME COLLECTION
For this inaugural millesime collection, RAYMOND WEIL pays homage to the rich heritage and traditions of horology while celebrating the simplicity of refined design. The brand has naturally delved into the past, creating new timepieces that offer period charm combined with present-day practicality.
The complex and carefully orchestrated watchmaking process behind the millesime collection highlights the brand’s expertise, skill, and precision. From the delicate assembly of the mechanical self-winding movement to the intricate finishing touches, every component is crafted with utmost care. The result is a symphony of complex details that captivates watch enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.
The collection comprises two horological variations referenced 2925 and 2930, one featuring a center-seconds and the other a small seconds display at 6 o’clock. Both models are housed in a slender stainless-steel case, measuring 39.5mm in diameter and enjoy a graceful thin profile.
A sapphire caseback affords sight of the self-winding movement within and the “W-shaped” oscillating weight, RAYMOND WEIL’s horological signature. Offered in a selection of dial colours, each model is paired with a colour-coordinating genuine calf leather strap with a unique W-stitched detail.